Welcome to the YA Scavenger Hunt!

September 30, 2015

Welcome to the YA Scavenger Hunt!  

One lucky winner will receive one signed book from each author on the hunt in my team --which is the TEAL TEAM.  There are EIGHT contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all. 

Go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt and see the full list of prizes up for grabs and bonus material.  My bonus material is a letter Lillian wrote to Lily which hasn't been published yet.  It explains more of the dynamic between the two.   

Directions: You'll notice that I've "hidden" my favorite number somewhere in this post. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the TEAL TEAM, and then add them up. 

Entry Form: Once you've added up all the numbers, make sure you fill out the form here to officially qualify for the grand prize. Only entries that have the correct number will qualify.

Rules: Open internationally, anyone below the age of 18 should have a parent or guardian's permission to enter. To be eligible for the grand prize, you must submit the completed entry form by October 5th, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.

As part of the hunt, I am hosting author Lance Rubin! 

Lance Rubin is a New Jersey native who has worked as an actor and written sketch comedy, including successful runs of The Lance and Ray Show at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre.  He's co-writing a new musical called Annie Golden: Bounty Hunter, Yo!  He loves Pixar, the Knicks, Harry Potter, and Back to the Future. Lance lives in Brooklyn with his wife and son.  

Learn more at lancerubin.com and follow him on twitter @lancerubinparty.

Lance's new book, Denton Little’s Deathdate, takes place in a world exactly like our own except that everyone knows the day they will die.  For Denton, that’s in just two days—the day of his senior prom.

Here's the summary.

Denton Little’s Deathdate takes place in a world exactly like our own except that everyone knows the day they will die. For Denton, that’s in just two days—the day of his senior prom.

Despite his early deathdate, Denton has always wanted to live a normal life, but his final days are filled with dramatic firsts. First hangover. First sex. First love triangle—as the first sex seems to have happened not with his adoring girlfriend, but with his best friend’s hostile sister. (Though he’s not totally sure—see, first hangover.) His anxiety builds when he discovers a strange purple rash making its way up his body. Is this what will kill him? And then a strange man shows up at his funeral, claiming to have known Denton’s long-deceased mother, and warning him to beware of suspicious government characters. . . . Suddenly Denton’s life is filled with mysterious questions and precious little time to find the answers.

Lance has also been kind enough to provide us with a bonus scene.  You can read it by clicking the link below.

DENTON deleted dream scene.pdf 

When you're done reading, be sure and buy Denton Little's Deathdate HERE

Also, before you go, don't forget to enter my personal contest to win signed copies of Trial by Fire and Firewalker.  It's open to all.  Use the Rafflecopter form below to enter. 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Okay, and now, on with the hunt.  

To participate in the Scavenger Hunt giveaway, you need to know that my favorite number is 9.  

Next up in the hunt, is author Margo Kelly! 

CLICK HERE to continue.  

Good luck!


Announcing the Fierce Reads Tour!

August 5, 2015

As I previously mentioned, I will also be going on tour this fall with three fabulous ladies - Leigh BardugoEmma Mills, and Leila Sales, as part of the Fierce Reads Tour.

Dates and locations are as follows:

Oct 11     12:10 PM     Anderson's YA Conference 'Fandom Frenzy'     Naperville, IL  

Oct 12     7 PM     *Books & Book Live Stream Event     Everywhere

Oct 12     7 PM     Books & Books     Coral Gables, FL

Oct 13     6 PM      Vero Beach Book Center     Vero Beach, FL

Oct 14     7 PM     Little Shop of Stories     Decatur, GA

Oct 15     7 PM     Flyleaf Books     Chapel Hill, NC

Oct 16     7 PM     92nd Street Y     New York, NY

Oct 17     TBD     Indigo Books     Toronto

Hope you can make it!



Trial by Fire/Everflame Cast List

July 30, 2015

I've been asked to put one together for the Worldwalker trilogy.  The problem is that I am the WORST when it comes to picking actors to play my characters.  If you've been following me for a while you know that for Starcrossed I chose mostly unknowns, except for one or two.  

You can check out my picks here - Starcrossed Cast.

I would love it if you all could help me with Trial by Fire, or Everflame, as it is called in Germany.  I want to know who you would cast for the roles of Lily, Rowan, Tristan, Juliet, Alaric and Samantha.  I don't just want to get out of doing my homework, although that is a bonus, I'm genuinely curious as to how you see my characters.  

So, pretty please, I will be forever grateful if you take the time to help out.  :)



Firewalker Tour!

July 24, 2015

I am so pleased to announce that I will be going on tour the first week of September!  The schedule is as follows:

September 1     7PM     Once Upon a Time (Launch Party)     Los Angeles, California

September 2     6PM     Mysterious Galaxy (with Mary Pearson)     San Diego, California

September 3     3:30PM     Hicklebee's (Workshop)     San Jose, California

September 3     7PM     Hicklebee's (Reading and Signing)     San Jose, California

September 4     7PM     Kepler's Books (with Evelyn Skye)     Belmont, California

September 5     2PM     Barnes & Noble (Reading & Signing)     Las Vegas, NV

Right now most of the cities are on the west coast, but there will be others in October.  More on that later.  :)



Rowan E-Book!!

July 11, 2015

My new e-novella, ROWAN goes on sale next Tuesday!  The story is told from Rowan's perspective, and shows a whole new side of things.  I am so excited for you all to read this!  

You can order your copy here.  Rowan E-Novella


And the Winner of the Willstone Necklace Giveaway is...

June 22, 2015

Raychelle Steele!

Congratulations.  Please email me your mailing address and I will get your goodies out to you ASAP.

Thank you all so much for sharing your thoughts on the soulmate question.  I read all of your comments and was touched by so many of them.  Personally, I'm a romantic at heart, so I do believe in the notion of a soulmate.  I found mine in my husband after kissing many many frogs.  :)

Keep checking back with me.  I promise to be more active on my blog and give away more goodies as the release date for FIREWALKER approaches, which is September 2nd!



Last call for the Firewalker ARC and Necklace Giveaway!

June 17, 2015

As promised I'm giving away one of these incredibly beautiful Willstone necklaces made by Mandy Pursley to one lucky winner. 


But wait, there's more!

I'm also giving away an Advanced Reader's Copy of Firewalker, the second book in the Worldwalker Trilogy, and for those of you who may not have read the first book yet, a copy of Trial By Fire. 

That's 3 amazing prizes!  

And all you have to do is answer the following question in the comments section.

Do you believe that there is such a thing as a soulmate?  If yes, who's yours?

The giveaway is international, so anyone is invited to enter.  I will pick the winner at random.

The deadline to enter is June 19th.  I will announce the winner the following Monday.

And before you go, please be sure to visit (and like) Mandy's site, Forever Faire, if you haven't done so already. :)

Best to luck to you all!



And the Winners of the Firewalker ARCs are...

May 11, 2015

Yes, you read it right.  Winners.  So many great entries I couldn't part with just one book.  So, I randomly picked out 3 names out of the 300 entries.  (Entry 301 was late.  Sorry!)  

And the winners are...

Tiffie van Bordeveld

Veray Carter

Jenna Harvey

Please email me your mailing addresses and I'll get those books out to you ASAP.

All of your comments were amazing.  Some were incredibly poignant, like those of you who had lost loved ones.  It really isn't an easy decision to make.  The past or the future.  It would be great to be able to travel back in time and get a second chance at things, but the opportunity of seeing what the future holds would be too tempting for me.  I couldn't pass that up.

Anyway, thank you so much for sharing your thoughts with me.  It means so much.  :)

For those of you who didn't win this time around, I will be giving away the last two ARCs in the next couple of weeks so keep checking back.